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Gender: Male Origin of Jeter: French or German surname

The name Jeter is a boy's name of German, French origin. Jeter and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

From the experts:

Jeter, which of course is used as a first name only because of Yankee star Derek, rhymes with Peter and may be derived from the French surname Jette, which was often bestowed on foundlings because it means "thrown out," or the German Jetter, an occupational name meaning "weeder." If your husband insists on Jeter, counter with Percival.

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Famous People Named Jeter

Jeter Connelly Pritchard, U.S. Senator from North Carolina
Derek Sanderson Jeter, American baseball player

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